Madison woman arrested for stealing food and tips, hitting restaurant owner

Madison police arrested a woman on Saturday after they said she hit and injured a restaurant owner on the city’s west side.

According to police, the restaurant owner was injured when she tried to prevent a woman from stealing another customer’s food and money out of the tip jar.

Officers were dispatched to a restaurant located along the 6600 block of Mineral Point Road around 11 p.m. Saturday.

The restaurant owner followed the suspect out of the door and tried to get the food back. During this time, the suspect hit the owner in the face, leaving a visible injury.

Jenella R. Robinson, 44, of Madison, was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, and felony bail jumping. The investigation is ongoing.